Study Guide for Professional Scrum Master Certification

From the Home of Scrum To be effective, Scrum Masters need to have a rock-solid understanding of the practices and values of Scrum. The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) assessments allow people to validate and certify their understanding of those practices and values, and how they would respond to situations that challenge them. Schedule a free 30 […]

Study Guide for Professional Scrum with User Experience Certification

The PSU I assessment is grounded in the Professional Scrum with User Experience subject areas. Attending the 2-day Professional Scrum with User Experience training course is highly recommended. Additional information to help you prepare can be found on the PSU I Suggested Reading page.   Schedule a free 30 minute call Table of Contents The PSU I assessment is grounded in the Professional Scrum with User Experience subject areas. Attending the 2-day Professional […]

The Agility Guide to Evidence-Based Change: Using Scrum to Transform Your Enterprise

Many organizations want to gain a competitive advantage by improving the value they derive from software development. They desire to take advantage of opportunities, respond effectively and deliberately to challenges, all while controlling risk and optimizing the return on investment. These organizations often turn to Agile processes such as Scrum, and embrace initiatives to become […]

The 2017 Scrum Guide

Scrum is a framework for developing, delivering, and sustaining complex products. This Guide contains the definition of Scrum. This definition consists of Scrum’s roles, events, artefacts, and the rules that bind them together. Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland developed Scrum; the Scrum Guide is written and provided by them. Together, they stand behind the Scrum […]

How do you handle conflict in a Scrum Team?

As part of the Scrum.org webinar “Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer – Martin Hinshelwood – Answering Your Most Pressing Scrum Questions” I was asked a number of questions. Since not only was I on the spot and live, I thought that I should answer each question that was asked again here, as well as those […]

Are technical skills required to be a Scrum Master?

As part of the Scrum.org webinar “Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer – Martin Hinshelwood – Answering Your Most Pressing Scrum Questions” I was asked a number of questions. Since not only was I on the spot and live, I thought that I should answer each question that was asked again here, as well as those […]

Professional Scrum is for everyone in your organisation

Recently I worked with a new customer in Denver to help them move towards a greater degree of Scrum in their software development. The idea that Scrum is for everyone in your organisation is kind of new, but it reflects the modern understanding of the way people work, and the rejection of Taylorism and command […]

Professional Scrum Training for the Ghana Police Service

Last time I talked about the Ghana Police Service (GPS) I was talking about Professional Organisational Change and the approach the Inspector General of Police (IGP) is taking; using Scrum to incrementally make changes to the organisation. While Nana Abban and the IGP have been focusing on the big picture, I have been in Ghana […]

Scaled Professional Scrum with Nexus (SPS) Training Experience with Certification

The Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) with Nexus Workshop is a 2-day course that teaches anyone involved with formulating, managing, and participating in scaled Scrum product development. In the workshop, students will use a hands-on case study to learn about Nexus and over 50 practices to reduce dependencies at scale.

Scaling Professional Scrum with Visual Studio Team Services

Both as a 1 hour ScrumPulse and a team based workshop for the Dutch ALM UG I did sessions entitled Scaling Professional Scrum with Visual Studio Team Services. I showed how to use Team Services in the scope of multiple collaborative teams (or a Nexus) working on a single product.